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Old 24th Feb 2016, 10:48 pm   #1
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Default New Zealand Radio-Telegraph Service 1939

Some of you may have seen this short 1939 documentary film, but I couldn't resist mentioning it. Marvellous... Sam Hallas posted the link over on the THG group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-KUat5WEkU
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Really interesting, especially the antique telephones then in use in rural New Zealand.
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'...especially the antique telephones then in use in rural New Zealand.'
Would they have been 'party line ringing'? I notice father only gave a quick burst of the magneto when he called up the 'local' Post Office. Would another rural dwelling have called in with two or three cranks of the genny?
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Default Re: New Zealand Radio-Telegraph Service 1939

Spot the HROs too. All shiny and new.

The mercury vapour rectifiers in the TX PSU were a nice touch- predating the Philips PA light show also on youtube by a good few years.

I guess youngster's passage on the Queen Mary wasn't too out of character- Mum and Dad's rural station with its tennis courts didn't look exactly impoverished!
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